Could the death of Aqmi's chief hasten the conflict with the Islamic State?

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The village of Talhandak, about 80 km northwest of Tessalit, in northern Mali, where Al-Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb Abdelmalek Droukdel was reportedly killed by French forces on June 4, 2020. AFP

By: François Mazet Follow

Florence Parly, the French Minister for the Armed Forces announced on Friday June 4 the death of Abdelmalek Droukdel, the head of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, during an operation carried out on Wednesday in Malian territory only about 20 km from the Algerian border. Can his death weaken Aqmi? Response with Wassim Nasr, journalist at France 24, specialist in jihadist networks.

  • Mali
  • AQIM
  • Terrorism
  • France
  • Sahel